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Evaluation of the usefulness of a computer‐based learning program to support student learning in pharmacology

Brain, S. and Dewhurst, D. G. and Williams, A. D. (1999) Evaluation of the usefulness of a computer‐based learning program to support student learning in pharmacology. Association for Learning Technology Journal, 7 (2). pp. 37-45. ISSN 0968-7769

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    Abstract

    This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of a computer‐based teaching program in supporting and enhancing traditional teaching methods. The program covers the pharmacology of inflammation and has been evaluated with a group of second‐year medical students at a UK university. The study assessed subject‐specific knowledge using a pre‐ and post‐test and surveyed, by questionnaire, students’ perceptions of the usefulness of the program to support learning before and after use. The use of computers for learning amongst this cohort of students was widespread. The results demonstrated an increase in students ‘ knowledge of the pharmacology of inflammation, coupled with a positive attitude towards the CBL program they had used and the advantages that this mode of study may provide in enabling students to manage their own learning. However, students did not feel that the program could substitute for traditional teaching (lectures).

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
    L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC1022 - 1022.25 Computer-assisted Education
    Divisions: ALT-J Journal
    Depositing User: Justin Smith
    Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2009 11:36
    Last Modified: 04 Apr 2011 10:17
    URI: http://repository.alt.ac.uk/id/eprint/300

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